Push Notification for Post and BuddyPress

Descripción

It sends push notifications to desktop, android/ios mobile apps using Firebase Cloud Messaging (FCM) with latest version Firebase API httpv1 or with legacy Firebase api or users can select Onesignal as push notification provider. It has REST API facility to integrate with native/hybrid Android/iOS mobile apps for push notifications. It sends notification whenever new WordPress post, custom post types,new BuddyPress activities,comments published. It has facility to generate PWA – Progressive Web App. This plugin is able to send push notification to more than 200,000 subscribers unlimited push notifications using background action scheduler.

Plugin features:-
To send Push notifications for following,

  1. New post/custom post type published (including bbpress).
  2. New BuddyPress activities published.
  3. New BuddyPress group activity published (only to members of group).
  4. Notifications for BuddyPress mentions in activities.(only to recipient).
  5. BuddyPress group invite sent (only to recipient).
  6. BuddyPress group details updated.
  7. New Buddypress comments published.
  8. New BuddyPress message or private messages (only to recipient).
    (It is also compatible with Bettermessages plugin).
  9. New BuddyPress member joined.
  10. For Friend request in BuddyPress (only to recipient).
  11. Friendship accepted in BuddyPress (only to requestor).
  12. User avatar change in BuddyPress.
  13. Cover image change in BuddyPress.
  14. Woocommerce custom post type push notifications.

Following are Admin only push notifications, only sent to admins.
1. When contact form(contactform7 plugin) submitted.
2. When new user registered in site.

Notifications only for loggedin users

Enable/Disable option in admin settings to send push notifications only for loggedin users. If you use httpv1 firebase version and if you enable this option by having old subscriptions then all users must re-subscribe. If you use legacy Firebase api then no need to re-subscribe.

Custom popup and Bell prompt to subscribe push notifications with subscription options

Enable/Disable custom prompt with icon to subscribe/unsubscribe push notifications in front end in admin settings.
Choose Horizontal or Vertical custom prompt style and customize the text, color and button.
Enable/Disable Bell prompt icon to subscribe/unsubscribe notifications. This option can be customized with custom icon and text in admin settings with local languages.
Custom prompt and Bell icon includes subscription option along with subscribe/unsubscribe button. Front end users will be able to subscribe to particular category like post, activity, comments, friendship request/accept, other options while subscribing for first time or if user wants to update subscribe options from bell prompt at any time it is needed.
Subscription options in bell prompt and in custom prompt shall be enabled/disabled in plugin admin settings under push settings tab -> under customization of custom and bell prompt.

Shortcodes

Use shortcode [member name] and [group name] in push notification title and custom content to display user name in title/content in push notifications, similarly for BuddyPress group activities [group name] place holder is available to display group name in title/content in push notifications.
For front end users Shortcode [subscribe_PNFPB_push_notification] is available to Subscribe/Unsubscribe push notifications

Push notification providers Firebase or Onesignal

Options to use Firebase as push notification provider or to use onesignal as push notification provider are available in admin settings area.

Subscribe/Unsubscribe various push notifications in front end

Front end push notification menu is available for BuddyPress Front end users to subscribe/unsubscribe various push notifications according to their choices. This menu is available in user profile – settings area. For other users, shortcode is available to display subscription menu for Front end users to subscribe/unsubscribe various push notifications according to their choices.

Scheduling Push notification

It allows Scheduled Push notifications to send push notifications hourly(every hour), twice daily(2 times per day), daily, weekly as per WordPress CRON. It also provides option to schedule push notification in background using action scheduler, this will be useful to send notification more than 100000 subscribers simultaneously in background mode.
Push notification scheduling is available for On demand/One time, WordPress Post, BuddyPress activities, BuddyPress group activities and for BuddyPress comments.

REST API

REST API to connect mobile native/hybrid apps to send push notification from WordPress site to both mobile apps and WordPress sites.
Using this REST API WordPress site gets Firebase Push Notification subscription token from Mobile app(Android/Ios).
This allows to send push notifications to WordPress site users as well as to Native mobile app Android/ios users.
REST API url is https://wp-json/PNFPBpush/v1/subscriptiontoken

HOW TO USE PLUGIN API TO INTEGRATE MOBILE APP PUSH NOTIFICATION

Sample code libraries containing how to use this plugin REST API to integrate with Android and IOS mobile apps
Android app code to integrate with this plugin
IOS app code to integrate with this plugin

Refer video tutorial under «How to use this plugin» section to configure Firebase options in plugin admin area.

PWA

This plugin has facility to generate Progressive Web App (PWA).
Progressive Web Apps are supported by Chrome(Desktop,Mobile) browser, Edge browser, Firefox for android, Opera for android. Firefox for desktop will not support PWA.
Go to plugin settings page to enable/disable PWA app and to customize PWA app with app name, app icon, app theme color, background color for PWA and list of pages to be included in offline cache for web app offline mode.

Extra settings for NGINX server

If server is NGINX and not able to create dynamic service worker file https://pnfpb_icpush_pwa_sw.js & PWA manifest json file https://pnfpbmanifest.json then go to plugin settings->nginx tab, enable static file creation option, it will create required static service worker file, PWA manifest json files in root folder. This option is applicable only if hosting/server is based on NGINX and not creating dynamic service worker file, manifest json files. By default, this plugin creates dynamic service worker file and PWA manifest json file.

This plugin uses Firebase Cloud Messaging to send push notification using Firebase registration credentials which is free of cost.

** Video tutorial showing how to configure Firebase for this plugin **

Capturas

  • Push notification in Mobile
  • Desktop push notification
  • Plugin settings for push notification in admin area
  • Plugin settings for push notification with BuddyPress options in admin area
  • Shortcode push notification options for front-end users to opt for various notifications
  • BuddyPress Group members can subscribe/remove push notification for every group
  • Admin page showing list of tokens subscribed
  • Progressive Web App admin settings page
  • On demand push notification page in plugin settings area 10.Customize plugin buttons 11.API for mobile app which are using webview 12.Special settings for NGINX based server

Instalación

Following are steps to configure the plugin,

  1. Download the plugin

  2. Activate the plugin

  3. Go to settings of the plugin (in admin menu -> Settings -> Push Notification using FCM)

  4. Enable/Disable push notification when new item published in following,

    4.a. new post types published,
    4.b. new custom post types published,
    4.c. BuddyPress activities,
    4.d. BuddyPress Group members,
    4.e. BuddyPress messages,
    4.f. BuddyPress comments
    4.g. New BuddyPress member joined
    4.h. Friend request in BuddyPress
    4.i. Friendship accepted in BuddyPress
    4.j. User avatar change in BuddyPress
    4.k. Cover image change in BuddyPress
    4.l. Group invite
    4.m. Group details update
    4.n. Contactform7 submitted (Admin notification)
    4.o. New user registration (Admin notification)

Scheduling push notifications

5.Optionally it allows to Schedule push notifications for post types,BuddyPress new activities, BuddyPress new Group activities and for BuddyPress new comments. Push notifications can be scheduled in following schedules. Go to admin settings and schedule it accordingly.Schedule push notifications in Hourly, twice daily,daily,weekly schedules. If schedule is off then push notification will be sent whenever new item is published in corresponding post types/BuddyPress activities/messages/comments.
6.When BuddyPress Group Members option is enabled, it will send push notification only to users who joined in Group/to Particular group members.
7.When Buddypress private message notification is enabled, Private message notification will be sent only to the recipient id sent by sender. Admin can customize the text for push notification title from admin options.

Firebase configuration

** Video tutorial showing how to configure Firebase for this plugin **

  1. Configure Firebase settings as per below steps,

Firebase configuration setup in plugin admin settings

Sign in to Firebase, then open your project, click settings icon & select Project settings

To get Firebase server key (for field 1 in admin firebase settings)

project settings > cloud messaging tab > get server key or add server key button to get server key

To get Firebase config fields (for fields 2 to 8 in admin firebase settings)

If you do not have web app, Create a new web app. After creating a new app, it will show firebase config fields
Project settings > General under your apps section > click on config button to view configuration fields

To get Firebase public key (for field 9 in admin firebase settings)

Open the Cloud Messaging tab of the Firebase console Settings pane and scroll to the Web configuration section.
In the Web Push certificates tab, click Generate Key Pair. The console displays a notice that the key pair was generated, and displays the public key string and date added.
(If you already Generated key pair then no need to generate it again)

Progressive Web App (PWA) settings

  1. Go to PWA settings in plugin admin area and fill all required fields to customize and generate PWA app with offline facility.If pages are included for offline cache then users will be able to view those pages in offline mode without internet if page is not stored in cache then default offline page will be displayed.if all urls needs to be excluded from offline PWA cache then enable exclude all urls option in PWA settings.

  2. Go to on-demand push notification admin panel to send push notification from admin panel to all subscribers whenever it required.

After saving below fields, it will ask to allow notification for this website in browser default popup, click on allow notification to get notifications

Push notifications will better work in normal browser not in cognito private browser as it requires service worker registrations to display push notification.

After completing above steps, push notification will be displayed based on option selected for posts/buddypress while publishing posts or custom post types or during new BuddyPress activities or comments.

11.For front end users Shortcode [subscribe_PNFPB_push_notification] is available to Subscribe/Unsubscribe push notifications for following

11.1. Subscribe all notifications
11.2. Subscribe to all new post/new BuddyPress activity notifications
11.3. Subscribe to all new comments for post,BuddyPress activities notifications
11.4. Subscribe to new comments notifications only from My BuddyPress activities or My post based on Post Author id/BuddyPress activity Author id
11.5. New BuddyPress member joined
11.6. Friend request in BuddyPress
11.7. Friendship accepted in BuddyPress
11.8. User avatar change in BuddyPress
11.9. Cover image change in BuddyPress
11.10. Unsubscribe all notifications

Front end users/customers can opt/remove for various push notifications listed above according to their own choice.

  1. Shortcode [PNFPB_PWA_PROMPT] to create button to install PWA. If user clicks this button, it will show default prompt to install PWA. This shortcode can be placed anywhere or in sidebar according to convenience.

Preguntas frecuentes

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Reseñas

18 de junio de 2023 6 respuestas
Dear @murali-indiacitys 1- PWA not working properly.2- Uploading image button not working at all.3- Documentation is not clear at all.4- In the youtube video, it's confusing if the "Key pair" is the same as the "Public Key".5- Not sending any notifications?!6- I think the plugin is abended, although it has a very great future if it works properly.7- I did all kinds of debugging and testing and deactivating the plugins. still not working!! Recommendation:Working more on this plugin " as a premium plugin " and keep updating, solving problems, and giving real support is better than creating a free plugin used by only 200 users out of 10M users.
30 de mayo de 2023
Tres bonne extension !!! Il manquerait juste des notifications pour les visites de profil
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Colaboradores y desarrolladores

«Push Notification for Post and BuddyPress» es un software de código abierto. Las siguientes personas han colaborado con este plugin.

Colaboradores

Registro de cambios

1.80 version Mar 4 2024

Updated readme.txt. refer below change log for 1.79 changes.

1.79 version Mar 4 2024

New feature: Various Subscription options are included in custom prompt, bell icon while subscribing for push notification. From bell icon, front end users will be able to modify subscription options whenever it is needed. Subscription options can be turned on/off from admin settings.
Bug fix removed console messages
New feature: Included [group name] place holder for group title, group content push notification.
New feature:Compatible with BuddyPress followers plugin

1.78 version Feb 13 2024

Bug fixes
Update: Info message showing subscribe for push notifications in frontend push notification subscription control menu under profile->settings, when user is not subscribed for push notification.

1.77 version Dec 02 2023

New feature: New custom prompt styles introduced to display prompt in horizontal pattern, vertical pattern to subscribe push notifications.

1.76 version November 16 2023

Bug fix: Resolved private message notifications for mobile app/webview app.

1.75 version November 12 2023

Compatible with WordPress 6.4
Bug fix: Resolved warning messages in sql query in one time push notifications list tab in admin settings related to orderby.

1.74 version 11 11 2023

Bug fix: Resolved problems related to webview mobile app notifications for ondemand/one time push notifications.

1.73 version 02 Nov 2023

New feature: New option in admin settings to send push notifications only for loggedin users and for onesignal based notifications.
Bug fixes

1.71 version 20 Oct 2023

Update: Allow push notification for post when meta box for notification is turned on irrespective of admin settings.

1.70 version – 8 Oct 2023 changes

New features in notifications, refer admin settings for more details.

1.69 version 19 September 2023 changes

Update: Plugin is compatible for mobile apps designed using WebtoNative with onesignal

1.68 version 13 September 2023 changes

New features and updates

1.67 version 12 September 2023 changes

New features and updates

1.66 version 29 August 2023 changes

Bug fix: To fix push notification problems related to multiple devices for same user id in friendship request, friendship accepted, private messages.

1.66 version 29 August 2023 changes

Bug fix: To fix push notification problems related to multiple devices for same user id in friendship request, friendship accepted, private messages.

1.65 version 27 August 2023 changes

Update: Modified custom prompt toggle between subscribe/unsubscribe notifications.

1.64 version 20 August 2023 changes

New feature: Option to use latest version of Firebase API httpv1 for push notification. It requires service account json
Bug fixes and security improvements.

1.63 version Jun 11 2023 changes

Bug fix: to attach images in Push notification admin settings area.

1.62 version Jun 10 2023 changes

New feature: ICON facility for group push notification subscription/unsubscription.

1.59 version Apr 10 2023 changes

Bug fix (for webview mobile apps): Resolved push notification problem for webview mobile apps when frontend subscription option is null/empty.

1.58 version Mar-24-2023 changes

New features and updates

1.57 version Feb-28-2023 changes

New features and updatesview to send current logged in userid to webview using postMessage.

1.56 version Feb-12-2023 changes

New features and updates

1.55

New features and updates

1.54

New features and updates

1.53

New features and updates

1.52

New features and updates

1.51

Update: Activity comment link in notification

1.50

New features and updates
Bug fix: Close push notification after clicking on notification in mobile.

1.49

Bug fix: Close push notification after clicking on notification in mobile.

1.48

Bug fix: Automatic Deletion of tokens using CRON schedule with userid does not exist/deleted users and with userid = 0.

1.47

New features and updates

1.46

New features and updates

1.45

New features and updates

1.44

New features and updates

1.43

To remove duplicate push notifications for mobile apps using webview REST API interface and to fix problems related to deletion of unsubscribed tokens for webview.

1.42

New features and updates

1.40

New features and updates

1.39

Group subscription logic updated to check whether cookie related to group subscription for particular user is present or not.

1.38

To fix problem related to setting cookie values while subscribing to Group notifications for BuddyPress Groups.

1.37

To fix warning related to permission callback in REST API related code while using in WordPress debug mode.

1.36

Compatible and tested upto WordPress6.0 version. Added REST API facility to get subscription token from native/hybrid mobile app users to send push notifications from this plugin to Native/Hybrid mobile app users along with website users.

1.35

Added new custom install prompt as New snack bar type for custom install PWA prompt.

1.34

Fixed problem related to Alter push notification database table to add New column subscription_option for shortcode subscription after plugin loaded.

1.33

  • Resolved problem related to alter table new column subscription_option in push notification table

1.32

New features and updates

1.31

New features and updates

1.30

To send push notification with featured image for post, if featured image assigned to post otherwise it will take image url from post content for push notification.

1.29

New tab in admin settings to customize buttons and dialog text for subscription/unsubscription of push notifications.
Resolved problems related to unsubscribing push notification using shortcode.

1.28

when PWA is disabled then offline cache will not be available.
Added new PWA admin setting field to exclude urls(disable cache for all urls except offline page) when PWA is enabled.

1.27

New features and updates

1.26

New features and updates

1.25

Send push notification with images for Post,Custom post types,BuddyPress activities,groups,private messages and comments.

1.24

To fix array problem related in removing unsubscribed users based on firebase push notification result.

1.23

Changes to avoid conflict with other Firebase based plugins

1.22

Updated with detailed procedure to set up firebase configuration in plugin admin area and in plugin page

1.21

  • New feature added in admin plugin settings panel to send custom or on-demand or one time push notification from plugin admin panel to all subscribers.

1.20

New feature to generate Progressive Web App (PWA) with offline facility.

1.19

To fix problem related to delete device token in admin settings.New features to schedule push notifications and new admin option to manage subscribed device tokens list for push notifications.

1.18

New features to schedule push notifications and new admin option to manage subscribed device tokens list for push notifications

1.17

New features to schedule push notifications and new admin option to manage subscribed device tokens list for push notifications

1.16

New feature to clear outdated device tokens which are un-subscribed.Private message notifications from sender only to user who subscribed.

1.15

Bug fixes related to update userid when user logged in for device already subscribed.
New feature to clear outdated device tokens which are not subscribed or if user un-subscribed from the browser then that token will be automatically deleted to avoid duplicates.
New features added to send push notifications for private messages in BuddyPress only to receiver’s id.

1.14

New feature to clear outdated device tokens which are not subscribed or if user un-subscribed from the browser then that token will be automatically deleted to avoid duplicates.
New features added to send push notifications for private messages in BuddyPress only to receiver’s id.
Bug fix to update userid when user logged in for device already subscribed.

1.13

New features added to send push notifications for private messages in BuddyPress only to receiver’s id.
When Buddypress private message notification is enabled, Private message notification will be sent only to the recipient id sent by sender.

1.12

Removed alert dialogs for service worker registration failed, replaced with console logs.
Firebase PUSH api will work in Chrome,Edge,Firefox and other major browsers except Safari.
Firebase PUSH API is not compatible with Safari browsers and push notification using firebase push api will not work in Safari browsers.
For Safari browsers,this plugin will display console log messages to indicate the browser is not supported for push api.

1.11

Changes to BuddyPress Group member push notification subscription/unsubscription.
Changes to Compatiable with buddyx theme, buddypress template packs – legacy and BuddyPress Nouveau.
Fixed – Push Notification permission to ask only with user gesture and removed request permission without user gesture

1.10

New feature added – BuddyPress Group members can subscribe/remove push notification for every group.

1.9

Compatible upto WordPress Version 5.6

1.8

New …